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The aim of Leicestershire County Council’s Weight Management in Pregnancy service is to provide effective support and guidance to residents of Leicestershire on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re at.

Our Nutritionists and Dietitian will provide personalised nutrition advice, helping you to make healthier food and activity choices to improve your overall health.

Why is being a healthy weight important?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can leave you feeling more energised. It also reduces the risk of various health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. And for those trying to get pregnant, it can help with fertility too.

For those who are pregnant, managing your weight by eating well and staying active can mean a healthier pregnancy and a safer birth. It will also mean less chance of complications for you and baby.

Who do we cater for?


If you are planning a pregnancy, and/or are preparing for or undergoing fertility treatment, we can provide advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight to meet fertility treatment criteria.

During pregnancy

If you are currently pregnant, we can provide advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, with a focus on diet quality.*


If you have recently given birth and need some help getting back on track after your pregnancy, we can provide advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight after giving birth, with support expanded to you and your family/children.

*Please note: If you are pregnant, you will need to obtain a referral from your midwife.

The Weight Management in Pregnancy Service can offer you…

  • Free and confidential service
  • Tailored 12 weeks of support
  • Weekly content provided
  • Signposting to other relevant services
  • Specific healthy eating advice for before, during and after pregnancy

Further information about how to have a healthy diet during pregnancy can be found at this NHS webpage.

Get Support in Leicestershire

We offer a range of online support including text, phone and skype. Face to face appointments are also available.

Call Now0116 3051510or Make a referral

Get Support

Call 0116